Kathmandu, Jan 17 – A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Wednesday has recommended the names of State Chiefs to the President.
The decision was taken from a meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar this evening, government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet said.
As per the decision, Dr Govinda Bahadur Tumbahang has been recommended as the State Chief of Province No. 1; Ratneshwor Lal Kayastha in Province No. 2; Anuradha Koirala in Province No. 3; Baburam Kunwar in Province No. 4 and Uma Kanta Jha in Province No. 5.
Likewise, Durga Khanal has been named as the State Chief of Province No. 6 and Mohan Raj Malla of Province No. 7 as per the Article 163 (2) of Constitution of Nepal, Information Minister Basnet further shared.
Earlier, the Election Commission (EC) was stating that announcement of the result of the province assemblies under the proportional electoral system was unlikely for no appointment of the State Chiefs.
With the appointment of the State Chiefs, the EC would announce the final results of the province assemblies.
The members of the province assemblies would be administered oath of office from the State Chiefs and shall be eligible to cast vote in the elections to the members of the National Assembly.
Furthermore, the cabinet has named seven places as temporary capitals of the provinces as per the Article 88 (2) of the Nepal Constitution.
As per the decision, Biratnagar is fixed as the temporary capital of Province No. 1; Janakpur of Province No. 2; Hetauda of Province No. 3; Pokhara of Province No. 4; Rupandehi of Province No. 5, Surkhet of Province No. 6 and Dhangadhi of Province No. 7, government Spokesperson Basnet said.
Likewise, the government has formed a three-member selection committee to pick the Vice-Chairperson of the Medical Education Commission.
Chairman of the Public Service Commission, a secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and Council of Ministers and Dr Dibya Shah are in the committee, Minister Dipak Bohara said.
The Committee was formed to implement the 5-point agreement inked with Dr Govinda KC.